Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by jones3aj:
3.1/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Spoetzl Brewery - Shiner, TX
Price: $1.69/ 12 oz. bottle.
Overall Rating: [3.2 out of 5]
Appearance: A thin pour of light-amber, the beer fills the glass with very little character. Remarkably transparent, the hue reminds me of a glass full of honey. A half finger of head rises briefly, dying off moments after the agitation stops. You're left with a faint ring of bubbles to accompany you throughout the rest of the glass. For what it is, I'll give it [3 out of 5].
Smell: Roasted malts. Cider and floral hints that remind me of champagne drippings. A slight sweetness lingers in there, kind of reminds me of caramel or toffee. Hoppy. [3 out of 5].
Taste: Sweet, but dryer than the sweet smell suggests. Definitely taste a roasted malt mixed in with mild hops flavors. Reminds me of a hoppy champagne. Not very much else going on, here. A hint of caramel and butter... butterscotch? Tastes a bit metallic towards the end. [3 out of 5].
Mouthfeel: It felt better when it was still cold. When served cold, you get a crisp feel with an appropriate amount of carbonation (I know, what's appropriate?). I just mean that it fits in with my expectations. A tingle throughout, but not something like intense burn of a cola. Not as watery as the pour made me expect it to be. A very thin coating for a couple seconds after you swallow gives you a second to think back and reminisce about the fact that autumn is near, and this damn hot weather is on the way out! I'm willing to go [4 out of 5] on this.
Drinkability: If consumed while cold, this would be acceptable in servings of three. Any more than three, and you're probably gonna be bored out of your mind. In fact, keeping it to two might make you consider drinking it again, sometime. The midrange ABV will keep you sensible for the first few. In terms of fitting the Oktoberfest style, I would probably group this in the "Oktoberfest Light" category. It has all the characteristics, but they're just not prevalent enough for me. [3 out of 5].
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2010 03:58:48 | More by jones3aj
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The Shiner Oktoberfest beer was a good beer. I really enjoyed tge aroma of the beer, I also enjoyed the taste of this beer. I liked that it had a strong smell to it. I also really enjoyed the taste of the beer, it had some what of a heavy taste. At least to me it did but I liked and enjoyed this beer. I have always liked shiner beers.
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2014 23:08:34 | More by jaredtp
Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
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